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was looking for in life. >>> later today, president obama visits a denver police academy to push for tougher gun laws. then he heads to san francisco for a fund-raiser topping out at $32,500 bucks a plate. you can join the president beforehand for just $5,000. >>> out with the oddsmaker calculations on washington. immigration 40% of passing, 30% on hopes of a grand bargain deal. a 50/50 chance sarah palin will run in 2016. mark kirk backs same-sex marriage. he released a statement citing his stroke as a turning point. >>> chuck hagel is taking a voluntary pay cut. it's to show employees forced to take unpaid leave. he will give back two weeks of pay, just under $11,000. >>> the man responsible for ginsburg represented monica lewinsky in the '90s. he appeared on all five sunday talk shows on a single morning. that is your morning dish of scrambled politics. as we go to bill karins for the forecast, we have to look at this tornado video out of texas, the panhandle there. it touched down on april 1st. the twister was on the ground for five minutes. fortunately, it was a remote area, no one was
obama takes stage in colorado pushing gun control in front of denver police props. some of those denver police men are not too happen about being used as a backdrop for the president. we'll take it up with chris stirewalt and joe trippi, next we have a lot to talk about. lou: president obama tonight in san francisco on billionaire's row kicks off first wave of fundraisers for the democratic congressional campaign committee 2015 midterms, earlier the president was in denver, joining us chris stirewalt. and joe trippi. let's start with ifby may, the fact that u.s., is under imminent threat by the north korean dictator, ji kim jong-unf a nuclear attack, chris, i don't understand how we got to this place, i have heard just one elected official, peter king, say we should respond reemptively. >> you know the deal for north korea is they in the past, it has been a predictable pattern, they misbehave, and get bribed, and the kim family stays in power longer. it was a family business for dad and his grandfather, io surely they are waiting for the bribery too come, sooner or later you figure it w
further word to you as soon as we can. returning to president obama in denver, using backdrops, police officers for his ongoing campaign against guns, chris stirewalt. at who point does president hear the police officers who say, they are tired as being used add props for his campaign purposes? >> politicians of all parties and all stripes do these kinds of things, this is a little distasteful, but when you cross the line, and do it with law enforcement officers, especially as there are we heard today, officers who have real complaints about it it makes something generally icky to something distasteful. this is a danger that president has brushed up against before, but today it looks like he has a problem with that. lou: joe trippi does not look -- by this. >> i remember a president with an aircraft carrier with a mission accomplish sign. >> there was not a good move. >> chris is right, presidents, do this. president props, come on. but. i do think that fact is that 94% of police chiefs support background checks. something like 87% of the american people, and 74% of the nra members sup
performing in president obama's inaugural parade. according to police kenneth williams and michael ward opened fire on her and her friends thinking they were members of a rival gang. >>> a shocking road rage brawl caught on tape. bradley turner and his wife say two guys in a truck tried to run them off the road last weekend in north carolina. the video appears to show turner confronting the men and instigating the fight. the men retaliate with a beat-down. look at that. >> [ bleep ]. >> turner's wife hands him a gun and he fires several shots. >> get out of here. >> whoa! >> see that? let's bring in holly hughes to talk law and justice. listen. thankfully no one was hurt by gunfire. turner and his wife face a slew of assault and weapons charges. could they claim self-defense or does the gunfire take this to a reckless level? >> a couple of points on that. they can't claim self-defense because the threat was over. we see the men running away, getting into their vehicle before he fires the shots. at this point he's looking at anywhere from very serious felony charges like aggravated assau
memory on the court. we begin with national news. right now president obama is meeting with denver police officers as he brings his push to colorado. the president will speak in the next hour, not far from the aurora shooting site. since then they have passed a number of universal gun laws and restrictions on magazine sizes. the president would love to see bills like that sitting on his own desk, along with a ban on some time of semiautomatic rifles. when the senate begins its debate later this month, it looks like expanded background checks may be the only legislation that hits his desk. the one priority everybody seems to agree on is the laws on the books should be enforced. felons or those with adjudicated emotional and mental problems or those with domestic violence restraining orders. easy, right? wrong. many of these are undercover so in the report we have blurred most of their faces. the program works like this. california requires all handguns to be registered. so the law enforcement agents combine that list of registered gun owners with a separate list of those not allowed to hav
are curious, and some are planning a protest while others are excited. san francisco police officers are standing by. this is where president obama will spend the night. for some, it is a great opportunity. >> it is very excited. it is not inconvenience to have the street blocked off. people can get by and take care of business. it is exciting. it is an honor to have the president near. >> president obama is here to raise money. he has two events to attend tonight, a $5,000 cocktail reception in pacific heights and $32,500 plate dinner. >> an actist group will protester the pricey dinner and want president obama to reject the keystone pipeline that brings oil from canada to the gulf of mexico. they are bringing a thousand people and some noise. we are raising our voices with a brass band that will be there and we will make noise to make sure he knows, the motorcade sees us, and he gets the message that the people that voted for him want him to reject there pipeline and stand on the right side of history. >> the money the president raises on the trip will go to house and senate candid
was 15 years old, killed from a mile from the obama chicago home. police say the suspects wanted revenge against a rival gang and shot pendleton in a case of mistaken identity. the accused shooter faces more than 140 counts of murder, his attorney says that's extreme and that prosecutors are trying to get this case in the media. >>> an update to a story, a phoenix judge sentenced george sand toerz ters to unsupervised probation. sanders says he shot her in november at her request as it an act of mercy. she had been suffering from multiple sclerosis for many years. >>> a former nfl player is coming out and opening up about his sexuality for the first time, we're talking about kwame harris. he was outed in the media after an alleged fight with an ex-boyfriend. in an exclusive interview with cnn he talked about the challenges of hiding his sexuality in the nfl. >> you want to escape the stare, the turmoil and maybe your mind goes to dark places sometimes, but i would just say that i, i'm happy today. >> not one player currently in the nfl is openly gay but harris wants gay athletes to know
's get to the news live at 5:po a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. >>> president obama is looking for support outside of washington, d.c. yesterday, at a police academy, not far from the sight of last summer's shooting in colorado, the president focused on background checks saying his goal is not to take firearms away from their owners. >> the opponents of these common sense laws have ginned up fears among responsible gun owners that have nothing to do with what's being proposed or nothing to do with the facts but feeds into a suspicion about government. if there are folks out there right now who are gun owners hearing somebody is taking away your guns, get the facts. we are not proposing a gun registration system. we are proposing background checks for criminals. >> president obama used a similar argument in a plea to gun shop owners. >> if you are selling a gun, wouldn't you want to know who you are selling it to? wouldn't you want to know? wouldn't you want, in your conscience to know the person you are selling to isn't going to commit a crime? >> despite the president's push,
for president obama once again today as momentum seems to be fading post-newtown. in colorado the president visited a police academy, congratulated lawmakers there for tightening gun rules there in the wake of the aurora movie theater shooting last year. that left 12 dead. in pushing for background checks the president told the audience there doesn't have to be a conflict between the safety of citizens and second amendment rights in this country. >>> there is politics in the news tonight. you may not be up on the special election under way for a congressional seat in south carolina. the two candidates have been decided. former governor mark sanford, the republican famous for running out on his wife for the woman who is now his fiancee. she showed up at his primary victory last night. he is running against stephen colbert's sister. elizabeth colbert bush who prefers the less fancy, less french-infused family name of colbert. it's a conservative district. she's fighting an uphill fight. the special election is may 7. >>> this very network, nbc is in the news tonight after the official word to
the breaking news. >>> also, president obama surrounded by police. their role, and his fight in colorado. >>> and cnn's ted turner gets mitt cal. a message for the president if the brand-fu interview. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> back it our top story this hour, the breaking news out of north korea. it says it's finalized, yes, finalized plans for a nuclear attack against the united states, warning that war could break out, in their words, any day. even before that announcement, the united states ordered ballistic missile defenses to guam as a precaution. the u.s. has thousands of troops on the island of guam. defense secretary chuck hagel is calling north korea a clear danger after weeks of escalating threats. let's discuss what's going on with president clinton's secretary of state, now the former secretary of state madeleine albright here in "the situation room." madam secretary, thanks for coming if. >> good to be with you. >> listen to the fu defense secretary. >> they have fu cheer capacity now. they have missile delivery capacity now. and so as they ha
legislators. the newtown connecticut police department, vipt biden and president obama. >> we have come together in a way that relatively few places in our nation have demonstrated an ability to do. in some senses, i hope this is an example to the rest of the nation. certainly to our leaders in washington who seem so deeply divided about an issue such as universal background checks, where the country is not divided itself. >> so joy reid, as of tonight, the nra now stands with syria, iran and north korea. >> yeah, and i think it's kind of fitting. because in a way what the nra has been proposing is to turn the united states into a series of sort of armed camps. each with its own warlords wielding the kind of weaponry you do see in war-torn countries. they are literally calling to arm teachers with ar-15s. they think that is the solution to the problem of potential school massacres. but i think what you're also seeing here, there is sanity at work in this process. and it's taking place in the states. and specifically in the states that have had the two most high-profile massacres in rece
car stolen, there has to be something done about it. >> reporter: police say older model hondas and toyotas are popular. reporting live in san jose, matt keller, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> president obama today met with family whose lost loved ones to gun violence as part of his effort for more gun control. >> enough is enough. time to act is now. >> some of those were parents of those killed in the sandy hook elementary school shooting. there has been resistance to president obama's gun control proposal. they are asking for background checks for all gun sales. >> none of these ideas should be controversial. who wouldn't we want to close the loophole that allows 40% of all gun purchases to take place without a background checks. >> 90% of americans support background checks. critics say it would infringe on second amendment rights. >>> in the bay area a march for more gun control just got underway. ktvu's jade hernandez is live to tell us who is taking part. jade? >> reporter: i can tell you 50 people have already started to march. we were at middle field and university and we jus
: tomorrow president obama will visit a police academy in the denver area and will try to drum up support for improving the background check system. white house aides say the hope is keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and others who shouldn't have them. >> what need to be done is action that improves that system, that closes loopholes to an existing system. we are not talking about creating something that doesn't exist yet, we are talking about refining and improving it to insure that those who should not have weapons cannot obtain them. >> reporter: leading republicans say the problem is the u.s. does not properly enforce laws already on the books. >> here is what i want america to know if you fail a background check in this country what happens to you, absolutely nothing? one 10th of one percent of the people who nailed a background check get prosecuted. >> reporter: despite the push lawmakers are struggling to find the votes on capitol hill for universal background checks. jenna: the national debate continues. we'll focus a little bit on the state. mike, thank you. >> reporter:
, the president making a new push for gun control in a few hours, president obama will head to denver where state lawmakers passed tough new gun laws. the president will speak at the denver police academy, a few miles from the theater where the massacre in aurora happened last summer. >>> surprising moment from former north carolina governor mark sanford. he gave a victory speech with his fiancee by his side this is the same woman he was having an affair with. she almost never appeared in public with sanford. he's won south carolina's primary for a u.s. house seat. sanford will face elizabeth colbert-busch, the sister of stephen colbert. >>> award winning superintendent has left jail after posting bond. beverly hall accused of rewarding teacher who's allegedly changed student test scores in the atlanta public school district. she earned $225,000 in bonuses over three years for the unexplained test score game. the former atlanta superintendent denies wrongdoing. 35 other atlanta educators are indicted. 26 have turned themselves in. >>> the man in prison for the involuntary manslaughter in the case
obama versus the nra. has the gun lobby already won? >>> plus, an american businessman found dead in singapore. police say it was suicide. his family says it doesn't add up. >>> should overweight people pay more to fly? one airline under pressure says, yes. >>> welcome back to the second half of "outfront." we start with stories we care about focusing on our own reporting from the front lines. well, america's role in mali could be expanding. in a visit today, senator john mccain said the united states will assist the french and coalition militaries to provide them with the equipment, training and technology needed to rid mali of terrorists linked to al qaeda. now whether that makes sense depends on how you define equipment saying if equipment is like binoculars and those in the wrong hands would not be a problem. >>> the pentagon is refusing to award purple hearts to victims of the 2009 ft. hood shooting. the reason, the pentagon says they were not the victims of an international terrorist attack. in a defense department position paper obtained by cnn, the agency says including do
.m. and police are still not sure who is at fault for the accident or whether alcohol played a part. >> president obama apologized for yesterday that some considered sexist it was at one of the ather ton fund-raisers the president called camela harris the best-looking attorney general in the country. today, white house says the president called her to apologize for the comment and the distraction it has caused. >> he did not want to diminish the attorney general's professional accomplishments in her capabilities and i would note that he called her in those same comments, brilliant, dedicated and tough. >> this is video from a previous visit to san francisco the white house says the 2004 old friends and said the president says women should not be judged soley by their appearance and harris spokesperson says the attorney general supports the president. >> president obama isn't the only one back pedaling on comments. the first lady is doing some explaining after a remark about her married live. >> if you're angling for salmon, wait is over. the sports salmon season opens tomorrow, reports point to g
in american schools. tomorrow, president obama will travel to colorado where he will speak at a denver police academy about the new gun control measures signed into law there by governor. joining me, florida congresswoman debby wasserman schultz. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. great to be with you. >> jonathan capehart was on earlier discussing where things stand. the "washington post" has an article basically painting this picture of a gun jam that as a result of the lobbying and pressure on some republicans and democrats, universal background checks, for example, not going anywhere. what is the next move for the president? >> i think predictions of the demise of universal background collection are greatly exaggerated and premature. >> tell us why. is there a republican senator that you can quote or someone in the house, a republican in the house who is saying that he or she will support universal background checks? name names. >> tamron, the folks that i can quote are the over 90% of americans who believe that universal background checks are absolutely essential in reducing gun vio
. police state the two got in a fight that ended in the father's death. >> president obama apology tonight about comments he made about california's attorney general. the president called here is the best looking internal -- attorney general at a fundraiser in silicon valley yesterday. today white house press secretary said the president called harris to apologize for any distraction caused by his comments. >> old friends, good friends. he did not want in any way to diminish the attorney general's professional accomplishments and her capability. >> harris' office released a statement today, it reads,, the attorney general and the president have been friends for many years, they had a great conversation yesterday and she strongly supports them. >> first lady michelle obama is getting attention for what she said in an interview. the first lady accidentally referred to herself as a busy single mother while being interviewed yesterday at a vermont tb station she quickly corrected herself saying sometimes being married to the president makes her feel single but that quote, he is around. the fir
about using nuclear weapons and diplomacy and well resourced police work from text us from future attacks. the obama administration jettisoned the war on terror from its rhetoric but furthered its legal architecture. even after the troops come home from afghanistan we'll still be a nation at war. in 1832 carl von clausewitz said war is an act of force. much of the history of war and international law in the last century particular after the horror of the second world war was an attempt to prove him wrong. we shouldn't fool ourselves. we mine ourselves at some point facing a stark choice between the war we're now fighting and the law which we all at least pretend is the bedrock of our republic. i say we choose the law. hey, it's sara. i'm going pro. i've been using crest pro-health for a week. my dentist said it was gonna help transform my mouth. [ male announcer ] go pro. for a clean that's up to four times better, try these crest pro-health products together. [ sara ] i've been using crest pro-health. so far...it feels different. [ male announcer ] crest pro-health protects not j
. >> president obama barack obama continues his pressure campaign on a reluctant congress to pass federal gun control legislation. he's heading to colorado to meet with police and local lawmakers displaying a gun control package signed into law by governor john hick looper, yet his arguments are supposedly full of stale statistics. 40% of all gun purchases were made without a background check, but that number is almost 20 years old. >> why wouldn't we want to make it more difficult for a dangerous person to get his or her hand on a gun? why wouldn't we want to close the loophole that allows as many as 40% of all gun purchases to take place without a background check? why wouldn't we do that? >> that 40% bit was pulled from a study where 251 answered the question about where they got their guns. now we're hearing from groups like the washington gun association. members held a press conference yesterday offering a number of alternatives including allowing school personnel to carry firearms and more attention to those who are suffering from mental issues. >> the united states secret service, whe
place on friday. >>> president obama taking his fight for tougher gun laws on the road. he's going to speak at denver police academy, that's later today. and the white house says that the president believes that the country still supports new gun regulations after the shootings in newtown, connecticut. in colorado the president is going to meet with victims of the movie theater shooting in aurora and from the 1999 columbine massacre. next week he's going to take his campaign as well to hartford, connecticut. >>> well, the disgraced former governor of south carolina taking another step on his road to political redemption now. mark sanford won the republican primary runoff election for u.s. house seat yesterday. results showing him beating his opponent 57% to 43%. and now he faces comedian steven c colbert's sister in a minielection. many people thought sanford's political career was over when he admitted to an affair while he was governor. want to bring in our own candy crowley. candy, wow, what a political comeback story, yes? was this expected? >> well, yes. as a matter of fact he
, it is an issue like saving american lives. when you think about how president obama has been asking the public to push legislators call them and e-mail and advocate. leb in denver tomorrow trying to make the point to the local police academy. is there anything the public can do beyond demonstrations to help move this along and get through to our o legislators this is what the american people want? >> it is fundamental grassroots engagement. not only do you have to write them and call them but meet with them in person, show up, tweet at them. this is not a one things you do one day and we've taken care of it now. this is a sustained activity and sustained engagement to take this to the finish line. we've gotten things out of the senate judiciary committee. that is a tribute. we're now at the next hurdle. we'll see how it plays out. if people keep engaging and jumping on this bandwagon that's moving, we're going to make some success. >> john: as a survivor of real and terrible gun violence, how frustrated do you get when you see congress dragging their feet on this or does it inspire you to work
by national captioning institute] >> president obama continues his push for stricter gun control laws with a visit to colorado wednesday. he is speaking at the denver police academy about that state's newly approved gun control measures. see his remarks starting at 5:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. on the next "washington journal," alan talks aboutomez comprehensive legislation. then, a former immigration and naturalization commissioner, doris meissner, who now is the head of the policy institute. and later, a spotlight on magazines features lisa margonelli, from pacific standard. >> wall street executive greg smith resigned on resigned last year. times" op-"new york ed. stanfordspeaks at university, his alma mater. this is just over one hour. >> this event is co-sponsored for the center of ethics and society, which has a year-long seminars on the ethics and wealth so there are other parts of the seminar series that you might find interesting. so this is something that may be of interest to you going fward throughout the year. before we get started i want to say a few things. first of
in this block, if you can. >>> just days before the senate begins debate on gun reform president obama is looking for support outside of washington, d.c. yesterday, at a police academy not far from the theater shooting in colorado last year saying his goal is not to take firearms away from its owners. >> the components of some of these common sense laws have ginned up fears among responsible gun owners that have nothing to do with what is being proposed, nothing to do with the facts. but feeds into this suspension about government. if there are any folks who are out there right now who are gun owners, and you've been hearing somebody is taking away your guns -- get the facts. we are not proposing a gun registration system. we are proposing background checks for criminals. >> i thought one of the most fascinating parts when he talked about michelle once saying, if i lived in a rural area and i lived on a farm, i would want a gun in my house and talking about this is not keeping guns away from people. that michelle was talking to the president. the president, of course, by extension unde
for paying $20 in cash for $40 of food stamps. police also found them on the cheap and using them to stock his shells. no mistake trafficking fraud has more than doubled under the obama administration and she says the white hse makes it easy for his folks to get their hands on them. >> the store was busted twice don't you think they would set up a system to make sure it did not happen again? this administration has a problem with oversight. tsa, this come across the board. if you look at a chart of food stamps since 1980, you cannot blame the great recession except the above administration really saying we want as many people as possible on food stamps. >> you want to believe the bombing administration because a crack in florida is buying food stamps to stockfish tells? that is a stretch. charles: $75 billion into the economy without zero accountability it does breed this type of stuff. >> i will not defend the behavior. criminals are crimnals but we are getting nuts about the food stamp program why not the private seor where wal-mart purposely pushes employees onto medicaid that cost us m
. happy to do it. >> president obama visited colorado on wednesday. he is speaking at the denver police a cavity -- academy about the gun control measures. the stars live at 5:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. the ranking member of the oversight and government reform committee. he co-authored with a group of bipartisan lawmakers after losing his 20-year-old nephew to gun violence in 2011. this is just under an hour. > ok, so we will begin. we are timely turn now. -- here now. welcome to the national press club. happy easter and passover season to everyone who celebrates those. and happy spring. will the world's leading organization for journalists and, as we say, the place where news happens. my name is bob wiener. today we are honored to have congressman elijah cummings of baltimore, presenting it a reality check on congressional gun legislation. rankingesentative is a member of the house oversight democratic reform committee. the congressman is the former chairman of the congressional black caucus. now with more than 100 co- sponsors on gun tracking legislation. he takes the gun safety
perspective. we welcome your calls, facebook comments, and tweets. >> president obama renewed his call for stricter gun control laws during a speech yesterday at the denver police academy in colorado. red state approved background checks of all gun buyers and has limited the size of magazines. president obama says congress should do the same. remarks are just under a half hour. approvedtate just background checks on all gun buyers. >> thank you. thank you so much. thank you, everybody. everybody have a seat. thank you. it is wonderful to be back in colorado and in denver. i want to thank chief white for that introduction. you have some outstanding officials here today. i want to acknowledge them. a wonderful governor, john hickenlooper. [applause] he's here somewhere. next to him, joe garcia, an outstanding lt. governor. [applause] one of the finest young senators, michael bennett is here. house,ic members of the ed pearl mutter. and -- and your own mayer, michael hancock is here. [applause] >> i -- i want to say thank you to the denver police for having me here, and for the outstandin
on the list of things that barack obama will try and address. it's not just an issue of the public likes it, but certain segments of the public are strongly against it. a lot of police departments, not necessarily in favor of massive legalization. a lot of federal funds they won't get for drug interdiction. i don't think this will change any of obama's policies any time soon. >> let's look at the states where any marijuana use is illegal. 26 states in red, have not legalized medical marijuana, nor have they criminalized marijuana, even in more blue states like illinois, so, anna, can we expect this to ever change or perhaps change soon? >> i don't think it's going to change soon. i can see that one of the states on that map is my state of florida, i can tell you that chances of legalized marijuana getting through the current legislature, and the legislature coming in the next few years is zero to none. we have to watch what happens in colorado and washington. if they are able to regulate it, able to make money off of it particularly, if states see that other states are making money off regu
yee. everett bashum was arrested back in february. search warrants unsealed today show police found a homemade destructiontive device, 26 guns, several high capacity magazines and about 1,000 rounds of ammunition. bashum was believed to be angry about yee's proposed gun control legislation. >>> president obama made a new push for congress to pass new gun control laws. at the white house he appeared with 21 mothers who have lost children to gun violence. the president said most americans are in favor of background checks for gun purchases. >> none of these ideas should be controversial. why wouldn't we want to make it more difficult for a dangerous person to get his or her hand on a gun? >> reporter: the national rifle association argues that more laws aren't needed it says what is needed is better enforcement of laws already on the books. >>> the supreme court isn't expected to rule for months on proposition-8 an the defense of marriage act but time magazine is declaring that gay marriage has already won. the weekly news magazine has two different covers for its april 8th issue, one
in february. search warrants unsealed today show police found a homemade destructiontive device, 26 guns, several high capacity magazines and about 1,000 rounds of ammunition. bashum was believed to be angry about yee's proposed gun control legislation. >>> president obama made a new push for congress to pass new gun control laws. at the white house he appeared with 21 mothers who have lost children to gun violence. the president said most americans are in favor of background checks for gun purchases. >> none of these ideas should be controversial. why wouldn't we want to make it more difficult for a dangerous person to get his or her hand on a gun? >> reporter: the national rifle association argues that more laws aren't needed it says what is needed is better enforcement of laws already on the books. >>> the supreme court isn't expected to rule for months on proposition-8 an the defense of marriage act but time magazine is declaring that gay marriage has already won. the weekly news magazine has two different covers for its april 8th issue, one features a lesbian couple from new york, t
inside the car. police are on the hunt for suspects. >>> meanwhile, today president obama is announcing a $100 million effort to study the human brain. he is hoping the new government initiative will kick off a wave of research to now better understand diseases such as alzheimer's and to develop new drugs. >>> and children under 17 will now be banned from using tanning beds in new jersey. lawmakers made the move after a local woman who became known as "the tanning mom" was accused of taking her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth with her. >>> and finally, the motorcycling easter bunny pulled over in southern california for not wearing a helmet. we did show you this yesterday. says it was all a big misunderstanding as opposed to what? e.b., as he calls himself, seen in silhouette and seen here in full regalia insists he was wearing a helmet. it just wasn't attached properly. police gave him a stern warning rather than a ticket this time. e.b. says they're free to use his image to raise awareness, again, i'm not sure of what exactly. so we can all be more generally aware. >> in silh
with federal gun laws facing an uncertain future, president obama ramped up pressure on congress. >> we must do something to protect our communities and our kids. >> surrounded by denver police officers just miled away from the aurora theater where 12 lives were claimed last summer, the president called on congress to do what states already had, pass stiffer gun laws. >> every day that we wait to do something about it, even more of our fellow citizens are stolen from our lives from a bullet from a gun. >> despite the gridlock in washington, 60% believe laws covering gun sales should be more strict, but stiff opposition remains. on wednesday, there was a pro-gun rally in boston, and the nra continues their rally against gun control. >> a lot of times these issues in the states are more in their face, in the face of legislators. the governors are dealing with this every day. >> 87% of americans support expanding background checks, but even that faces a tough road in congress. as for connecticut, the governor is expected to sign the legislation into law later today. the president will visit that s
chasing someone have now come forward saying it was all part of a birthday party prank. police say there will be no charges against the pranksters. >>> and cnn has learned a key ambassadorship may be going to a kennedy. a democratic source says caroline kennedy has been asked to serve as united states ambassador to japan. the source says she is being vetted. back in 2008, her early endorsement of barack obama was a major boon to his first campaign for president. she delivered itwith her uncle ted. >>> check out this new picture of kevin ware, walking. just a day after he broke his leg at a very horrible injury. and it happened on live television. if you didn't see him get hurt, you're actually really lucky. it was one in which to cringe. it is very tough to watch. the reserve guard came down hard on his leg, snapping his shin bone. the bone broke through the skin and actually stuck out for all to see. it was so awful, of course, he screamed in pain, you're not going to see it in graphic detail, you can see the blurred image there. but just watching it, louisville coaches and player
in front of other jurors. >>> president obama in colorado today making his case once again for congress to take action on gun control. he'll meet with law enforcement and community leaders at the denver police academy, not far from the site of the aurora movie theater massacre. colorado just expanded background checks for gun purchases, and placed restrictions on gun magazines. >>> pope francis paying his respects to the late pope john paul ii. the pontiff made a private visit last night to john paul's tomb to mark the eighth anniversary of his death. the pope spent time kneeling in silent prayer at the tomb. pope francis also prayed at the tombs of pope john xxiii and st. pius x. >>> the next iphone could be on its way. "the wall street journal" says apple will start producing a refreshed iphone sometime this quarter. that could mean a summer release. also a smaller, less expensive iphone could be launched this year. there's demand for cheaper phones. last quarter apple's older iphone models sold very, very well. >>> all right a wild ride in a stolen taxi. a suspect fleeing from police
hired, fewer police officers on the road. how should this play out? >> i'm to the right of a lot of people in the democrat cannic party. i think the unions have to engage in what obama called for and that is shared sacrifice. at the end of the day, we cannot continue to invest disproportionately in paying pensions if that means cuts in classroom investment and ultimately the unions have got to come to the table, calpers has to negotiate with stockton and relieve them of this pension debt. >> i thought he was our token liberal. >> surprise, surprise. >> i assume you agree, mr. simone? >> yeah. i've asked a lot of ex mayors, politicians, why didn't you do anything about these pension costs? and they point out you have to grandfather current people in, and the benefits wouldn't show up for 10 years, 20 years. so nobody got around to doing anything about it. what the court has to rule on here, federal bankruptcy law usually trumps state law and that may be the case. >> so that's where you might see a break on the pensions where they can break that contract. >> a very good chance. >>
that hutchinson was speaking for himself, not for the nra. president obama, meanwhile, jumps back into the gun debate tomorrow. he's heading to colorado for a speech at the denver police academy. he'll be in connecticut next week. >>> today the president ha his attention on a much different subject. what goes on inside our minds. he wants congress to spend millions of dollars on brain research. lisa sylvester is here to explain what this money hopefully would buy. what does the president want? >> wolf, much the way researchers were able to map the human genome, scientists are hoping to develop actually a map of the brain. and to one day be able to turn on or off certain cells and cure diseases. the white house is backing it up with a proposed $100 million. >> go ahead. >> in this demonstration, with actor alan alda, 8-month-old kendall shows she has mastered the art of imitation. >> good. >> again and again she takes turns copying what the grown-ups do. scientists at the institute for learning and brain sciences at the university of washington have been studying the toddler and baby brain and
signs of trauma but police have not ruled out foul may. a passer pau spotted another body -- a passerby spotted another body. autopsies will be conducted to determine how both people died. >>> right now, president obama on air force one, on his way to miami, florida. this is him leaving maryland a few minutes ago. in miami, the president will tour a tunnel project and talk about his proposals to strengthen the economy by investing in infrastructure. >>> meantime, the obama administration wants the entire country to use the kind of gas california drivers already use. the epa would require a nationwide reduction in the sulfur content of gas and tougher darr emission standards by 2017. it says the change could cost drivers less than a penny a gallon. but the oil industry says the reformulated gas would cost as much as 9 cents a gallon or more. >>> stanford researchers have found a link between birth defects and the one thing that most women can't avoid. according to the study, the pregnant women who breathe a lot of pollution in in the first few weeks of their pregnancy, are exposed to bi
. there were no obvious signs of trauma but police have not ruled out foul may. a passer pau spotted another body -- a passerby spotted another body. autopsies will be conducted to determine how both people died. >>> right now, president obama on air force one, on his way to miami, florida. this is him leaving maryland a few minutes ago. in miami, the president will tour a tunnel project and talk about his proposals to strengthen the economy by investing in infrastructure. >>> meantime, the obama administration wants the entire country to use the kind of gas california drivers already use. the epa would require a nationwide reduction in the sulfur content of gas and tougher darr emission standards by 2017. it says the change could cost drivers less than a penny a gallon. but the oil industry says the reformulated gas would cost as much as 9 cents a gallon or more. >>> stanford researchers have found a link between birth defects and the one thing that most women can't avoid. according to the study, the pregnant women who breathe a lot of pollution in in t
and hit and run. police suspect he was under the influence of drugs did not disclose anything else about possible motives for what happens. >> president obama will be attending a couple of fund raisers right here in the bay area tomorrow. his first stop a reception at the home of democratic fund-raiser thomas steyer . and then the president will attend a $32,500 a plate dinner at a home of billionaire philanthropist ann and gordon getty. both events are fund raises for the democratic congressional campaign. president obama will then attend too more fund-raisers on thursday penna atherton . with the first stop of the day at a brunch at the home of lives simmons and mark heising. with tickets costing $32,400. in this last of will be $1,000 loss to the home of marcy and john goldman before leaving thursday afternoon. we will be back [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids? it's nice having u-verse, isn't it? see back in my day, we didn't have these newfangled wireless receivers. fangled? no, we watched march madness in the living room... that's where the tv outlet was. what is he talking
early. ebel was killed in a shootout with police in texas. the gun found was matched to the crime scene in colorado. brian? >> brian: it's far from president obama's best shot. he only made two of the last 22 shots during his easter egg roll at the white house. to pour salt in the wound a group of kids bet him he wouldn't make one of the foulrn. the kids were cheering that he missed. but the president did get a consolation hug. he even looks good when he misses. had a rough day, but took the shot. we saw him hit over in kuwait, that shot around half court, so he can live off that for a while. >> steve: the stats regarding the easter egg hunt, not great. but he keeps on trying. >> gretchen: oh! i couldn't play in a lot of games of horse recently. it's always better to play pig than horse. you get to get out a little quicker, before you get -- or you get to win. >> steve: we've got an extreme weather alert for you on this tuesday. wild weather caught on camera in texas yesterday. >> 287. a couple of freak funnels. >> steve: tornado chasers were right in the midst of the super cells in nor
unveiling an nra report that suggests we should fight guns with more guns. it calls for more armed police officers, security guards, and staffers at every u.s. school. the nra also wants to loosen restrictions so teachers can carry weapons. but president obama is on the road pushing a very, very different approach. jim acosta has the latest. >> reporter: john and christine, later today in colorado, president obama will meet with victims and families of victims from the shootings at columbine and aurora. votes in congress on new gun control measures expected later this month, it's now coming down to a battle between president obama and the nra. in a hard push for new gun control laws, president obama is heading to two states still reeling from mass shootings. up first, denver, colorado, near the scene of the movie theater massacre at aurora, and where the president, one white house official says, wants to put the issue back on the front burner. on monday he goes to hartford, connecticut, about an hour from newtown. >> he believes that that passion, that urgency still exists around the coun
conference for you at the bottom of the hour as it happens on time. >>> president barack obama trying to rally support for his push to tighten the nation's gun laws by hitting the road. the president is set to speak at the denver police academy in about two hours. that's not far from the aurora movie theater where a gunman killed 12 people last summer. colorado lawmakers recently passed tough new gun laws including universal background checks and a limit on gun magazine size. president obama wants more laws nationwide. >>> to jake tapper, our chief washington correspondent and anchor for "the lead", he joins us now. so, jake, take us forward. what do you expect to hear from the president today? >> i think what you'll hear, don, is president obama call for congress in washington, d.c. to do what legislators in colorado have done, which is colorado, the president will say is a frontier state, a state that has a history and respect for gun ownership, but they did take some measures to add restrictions on gun ownership including universal background checks, expanding them and a ban on hig
-- >> caller: yeah. >> stephanie: or that one. >> caller: mr. obama. and the second thing is because of any -- the people being laid off because of the sequestration, i think that what we should do is take people that are important to us protectors first responders, police that sort of people and trade them for one of the congressmen so they end up without a job, and the idea that -- god, it makes me so angry. >> stephanie: that's okay, jesse. this is most of my conversations with chris. i'm like why did i call you? >> caller: there was one other thing, which -- i seem to have forgotten. >> stephanie: that's okay. jess you call back again. that's almost every conversation with my friends. i called because -- oooooooooh. andrea in north carolina welcome. >> caller: hi steph it was so great to meet you and chris in d.c., unfortunately i couldn't get through the crowd, and jacki, but at least i saw you. i was concerned there was a couple of callers this week that they seem to equate civil union with getting married by the justice of the peace. and they are totally different.
a news update from cspan radio. >> president obama has the colorado today. he is traveling to the denver suburb, stepping up his call for universal background checks for gun buyers. he will talk about gun control at the denver police academy live at 5:00 p.m. on cspan radio and television. the connecticut state lawmakers are expected to pass gun control measures today described by some as the most comprehensive in the country. it will include an expansion on the state's assault weapons ban and background checks for all firearms sales. democratic governor daniel malloy has said he will sign the legislation in annapolis, the maryland house of delegates is scheduled to vote on the gun- control measure today. for includes a requirement future handgun buyers to submit fingerprints to the state police to get a license. it limits magazines to 10 bullets. and assault weapons ban is also in the maryland bill. the legislation was proposed by democratic governor martin o'malley after the december shootings in newtown, conn.. for the institute for supply management will release its service sector in
. >> gretchen: now that d.a. also murdered along with his wife. the latest on who police think might be behind this. >> brian: the defense department refusing to give forth hood survivors purple hearts because it would label it terrorism. >> steve: so much for the stimulus. not only does president obama want to spend more tax dollars on public works and stimulating projects, but now he's calling on the private sector to pitch in, too. donald trump here to weigh in with his thoughts on this easter monday. "fox & friends" starts right now >> steve: look at that. ladies and gentlemen, the greatest show on earth, no, we're not talking about "fox & friends," although it is -- we're talking about ringling brothers & barnum & bailey circus in brooklyn. >> brian: lot of you wond what are ainsley does after the 5:00 a.m show. she goes to the circus oftentimes and practices. >> steve: is that our wardrobe department? >> brian: it really is. gretchen turned that outfit down. >> gretchen: thank you, brian. i do like the color of that coat she has on. it's plink sequiny, right? it's something probably none
, and that's live on c-span, gets underway at 12:30 p.m. eastern. >> president barack obama continues his push for stricter gun control today. is visiting colorado, where he will highlight that state's newly passed gun control measures. we will have live coverage of his remarks at the denver police academy. we will have that on c-span, and that is scheduled for 5 p.m. eastern this afternoon. >> gun control legislation was also a topic that came up yesterday during remarks by massachusetts congressman jim mcgovern. he was talking about his top reorders for the new congress at an event hosted by the woman's national democratic club. representative mcgovern, who co-chairs the house hunger caucus, also spoke about his efforts to reduce hunger and poverty. this is just under one hour. >> thank you. thank you very much for inviting me here. this is a very special place for a whole bunch of reasons, because it was at the woman's national democratic club that had my wife, lisa and i had our wedding reception back in 1989. and i haven't been back since. but we got off to a rocky start but we got m
facing the defense department. and later, president obama continues his push for measures to reduce gun violence with a visit to colorado where he's highlighting the state's newly-passed gun laws. we'll have live coverage of his remarks at the denver police academy over on c-span, and that's scheduled to start at 5 eastern this afternoon. >> we have to take back media. independent media is what will save us. the media are the most powerful institutions on earth, more powerful than any bomb, more powerful than any missile. it's an idea that explodes onto the scene. but it doesn't happen when it is contained by that box, that tv screen that we all gaze at for so many hours a week. we need to be able to hear people speaking for themselves outside the box. we can't afford the status quo anymore. from global warring to global warming. >> author, host and executive producer of democracy now, amy goodman taking your calls, e-mails, facebook comments and tweets "in depth" three hours live sunday at noon eastern on booktv on c-span2. >> at 7 eastern tonight on c-span, our "q&a" conversation with
obama on the road today. he leaves the white house after he gives his daily briefing just about noon for the flight out to denver where he will be going to the denver police academy meeting with law enforcement and community officials and giving some remarks this afternoon in denver on gun violence and the measures that congress should pass to keep us all safer. then he goes off to san francisco, lucky dude getting a night in san francisco. he will be speaking at a fundraiser for the democratic congressional campaign committee with leader nancy pelosi at a private residence and spending the night in san francisco. no briefing today. jay carney will be gaggling on air force one. we will be back with victoria jones as a friend of bill's. >> this is "the bill press show." >> bill: here we go, hour number 3 of the "full-court press" this morning, this wednesday morning april 3rdrd. great to see you today. thank you for joining us. it is the full court press coming to you live on current tv bringing you the news of the day and, most xwovrnlth, giving you a c
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